So what was Jane publisher Carlos Lamadrid doing in the days before the magazine folded? Why, soliciting ads for the next issue! Which raises the question: What did he know and when did he know it? The answer seems to be: Not much, and not until the very end. Which kinda jibes with what we've been hearing, which is that Jane had, actually, managed to meet all its numbers for the year (subscriptions, ad revenue, and newsstand) early, after an incredibly dismal 2006. So even though the magazine's demise had been rumored for months, if not years, staffers were genuinely surprised that the cleaver fell when it did. Apparently, so was Lamadrid. (Click to enlarge.)

Jane (Publisher) Was A Lying Bitch [Complex]